The Black Cat Bones has to be one of the most underrated bands in south Africa.
That is what I have been saying for quite a few years now. Luckily, all that has changed. At the recent MK Awards, Black Cat Bones took, what is in my opinion the only award that REALLY counts, the Best Live Act award.
Ending off the awards ceremony with an epic live set, the Black Cat Bones proved yet again that they do indeed deserve to be crowned with this honour.
If you have not yet heard of the band, here’s the nitty gritty:
Black Cat Bones is a Blues-Rock band based in Pretoria, South Africa. They consist four super dedicated and talented band members, namely Andre Kriel (Guitar), Kobus de Kock jr (Vocals), Chris van der Walt (Bass) and Jason Hinch (Drums)
In their own words, they are “Modern day storytellers, representing life through music in its most honest form. Their collective influences fused together in an audio diary made up of traditional, as well as modern blues, rock, folk, and country-inspired music. Paying tribute to the founders of these classic genres while maintaining a modernized presence.”
Watching, nay, experiencing a Black Cat Bones show is much like going on an epic roadtrip, except there’s never a long dull stretch of nothingness. Every show is like new opportunity for Kobus de Kock Jr to push the boundries of sanity. Whne he is not prancing around on stage like a man possessed, he’s swinging around on the rafters, all the while remmebering that it’s not just about the show, but about The Music. The rest of the band is by no means any more sane, and can each probably outperform most other entertainers in their field.
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Trying to convey the sheer brilliance of Black Cat Bones through a video or mp3, is physically impossible. You will just have to make a plan to see them live. However, in the spirit of sharing, here’s a few videos that might give a you a taste of the Black Cat Bones Experience.
Here’s a fan-video made by Louise Pieterse
And here’s one of their older videos (with previous drummer and bassist)
This post is part of my “A2Z Blogging Challenge”, where I have committed to creating one post per day, every day of April (except for Sundays), thematically according to the alphabet. For more info on this challenge, check out www.a-to-zchallenge.com